Thats more then I was hoping for, can I get some more quotes and call you back....?

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  1. TolishAPurd

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    A part of me wants to just say "Sure, you can get some more quotes, but don't bother calling
    back"?

    To give this a bit of context...

    Woman calls and asks for a one off/as and when. The windy she used to use before is no longer contactable.:rolleyes:
    I look at the house and its a nice simple clean.
    "Price will be £20"
    "Ohhh, that's a lot more than I was paying"
    "Ok, how much were you paying?"
    "£12"
    "Thats exactly what I would charge you if it was a monthly clean, but I'm afraid for a one off/as and when you are looking at £20 for that".
    "Ok, can I just get a few more quotes and call you back?"


    Serious question; Would it be wrong to just say "No, don't bother"? I'm just not interested in wasting my time with people that want to play 'hunt the cheapest quote'.
     
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  2. boarcity

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    its a job knowing how best to deal with a serial messer :)

    my local postman is one such, cleaned his windows a while then he got real sh/tty when one of my lads stood on his wheelie bin ,then sarkey comments started ,then he cancelled ,by letter, bleating that it wasnt my fault [wife lost her job] . anyhow months go by and then last week he calls at my door but im at work , tells my missus he wants it restarting
    hmmmm,but i dont want Him,,,, so tell missus to relay the message that a John Richardson now covers his road,drives a white pug van reg number starts AX52 . missus doesnt know but iv just made up that name , yet its true a guy called john drives the pug but he runs the local ferry and never has and likely never will clean windows

    the search for JR the windie will be long n fruitless!
     
  3. TolishAPurd

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    That is quality. :D

    I don't mind one offs or as and whens one bit, I just want it to be a simple affair- Call me, accept price, pay me on the day of clean. Thats all I ask for. I don't want endless emails, questions, haggling (she offered 15), I just want a simple transaction with the understanding that they will pay an inflated price for not being regular.
     
  4. TolishAPurd

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    I'll put money on her saying to the next windy she calls; I'm looking for a window clean but maybe regular if you do a good job....
     
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  5. boarcity

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    as i say its a job to know how best to deal with them. if i know i wont ever see them again [not so postie,i mean he could tamper wi my mail -that reminds me he once told my missus he knew folk were sending me money ,praps he already tampered and im sevral points behind already?]

    thing is you need to make the point forcefully that theyre not to contact you ever again. the verbal "**** off " is often the best i find
     
  6. TolishAPurd

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    Good point. At least this one was reasonably polite barring the haggle, which I find rude. I've just had the same conversation too many times I guess. Put it this way; 1 phonecall where I spoke to her and took down address, I look at house on google, I call twice with no reply, I recieve call from her and discuss, ...yet no cigar. The way I see, she has already wasted too much of my time tht I will never get back.
     
  7. boarcity

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    ignoring them never works , thats why you must make it deep,the final cut, cruel to be kind

    a customer on my round turned bad a couple of months ago, text said wed missed a sill-so we hurried back,recleaned it and got her to come to the door [reluctant] and apologized to her .

    next clean extra effort was made .2 days later i get a letter in the post-" the same sill u missed last time was wiped -but only once and in the past it was wiped twice,i was very happy with you -whats gone wrong with you?"

    i know ignoring wont work and writing back isnt an option
     
  8. daveyboy

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    She's telling you how many wipes the sill needs..i wouldn't be polite
     
  9. TolishAPurd

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    That is awhole new level of being picky, lol.
     
  10. Jacob

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    Just ignore her in the future if she calls you back say you sorry you missed the gap i had in my claender to clean your windows.

    Is just having my own, sort of, cleaned his windows, got paid. He wanted regular service fsir enough i mail him and it has been back n fort for 6 weeks now, i dont know what he wants me to write other than price and when i come again. Latest he sent me a mail and said maybe we could discusd over the phone.. Aggghh what do you want!! Was my thought but just agreed with my self that i only speak to him if he bother too call me, i shouldnt take 6 weeks to agree a regular clean!!
     
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